"Hanging out in the Whitney Portal parking lot one morning in the early 90s with two friends after missing out on the last of the daily hiking permits granted to climb the regular route up the 14.5K mountain, an old, leathery, rugged, Eastern Sierra mountain man suggested we take the Mountaineering trail and he sketched out the following map for us. This simple map covers a whole lot of territory and elevation. Of course, over the next two days, we saw no other people except at the summit, had a lot of route debate and the most glorious hike and summit of Whitney. On the way up, we found all of the landmarks drawn on the map, however, on our way down, we realized that none of those were the ones he meant us to find."
1990-00-00 : Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, United States : Mark Morey